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Sheamus Update

Sheamus remains out of action with an injury and the WWE has been quiet on the situation. Sheamus is not advertised for any WWE events until after WrestleMania as he is listed as being on the post-WM tour of Europe in April.

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0103/588178/sheamus-not-at-wrestlemania/



WWE.com Article on 15 Superstars to Watch in 2015

http://www.wwe.com/inside/15-superstars-to-watch-2015



TNA Announces More Re-Signings

The company has re-signed Ken Anderson, Madison Rayne, and Jesse Godderz.

http://pwinsider.com/article/90525/tna-announces-more-new-contract-signings-and-promises-more-to-come.html?p=1



Sneak Peak of Kayfabe Commentaries 1999 ECW Timeline as told by Rob Van Dam

The interview will be released this Thursday on January 8th. Click on the link below to view a three minute long clip.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152941971537888



And please vote in the 2nd Round of Place to be Nation's"Greatest Song of the 90's" poll. Click on the links below to vote in the Group Q and R brackets:

http://placetobenation.com/greatest-song-of-the-90s-tournament-pool-round-two-group-q/

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Comments

  1. Night - Honorary BSK MemberJanuary 3, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Remember when, way back when he was in WWE, some observers thought Ken Anderson would be the second-coming of Steve Austin?

    Good times.

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  2. Mitch, The GodfatherJanuary 3, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Wonder what is wrong with Sheamus.

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  3. Sheamus is down? Well, WWE is going to have to rewrite Daniel Bryan's WrestleMania plans now!!!

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  4. The ultimate anti-smark favorite on the 411 forums. It never made a lick of sense.

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  5. WWE squanders every opportunity with every wrestler.

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  6. Sheamus for "surprise" entry in the Rumble, given that they're being strangely quiet about him?

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  7. Night - Honorary BSK MemberJanuary 3, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    "Strangely quiet" will probably be the reception he gets from the fans if he is indeed a surprise Rumble entrant.

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  8. Very true. Or possibly "CM Punk" chants.

    He's good in the ring, but needs a complete reboot of character to actually feel like there's any point to him. He and Drew should have been an arse-kicking "Celtic Warriors" tag team.

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  9. Night - Honorary BSK MemberJanuary 3, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    He doesn't get injured after winning the MITB briefcase and he's a world champ.

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  10. Night - Honorary BSK MemberJanuary 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    He wouldn't get CM Punk chants. I'd say he'd probably receive "Randy Savage" chants.

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  11. Anderson's entire time in WWE was around the time I wasn't getting to see it, so I had absolutely no idea who he was or why he kept saying his own name twice when I saw clips of him :)

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  12. I wonder if there'll be any ECW chants instead.

    Orton enters, to be met with "We want Sandman!" chants. Sheamus gets "Sabu! Sabu! Sabu!" etc.

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  13. He could talk a bit but is subpar in the ring.

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  14. Night - Honorary BSK MemberJanuary 3, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    If Orton is greeted with Sandman chants, I want him to latch on a chinlock to some guy and just hold it for twenty minutes for the mutant Philly fans. I don't like Orton but to cheer for Sandman is just plain stupid.

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  15. Anderson came up around the same time Vince bought the AWA tape library. That company had the habit of repeating the wrestlers' last name twice so Anderson picked it up for his character and hailing from Green Bay furthered the AWA connection. He did well for awhile; even beating Shawn Michaels clean on RAW. Anderson eventually fell out of favor and there he is with TNA.

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  16. Kobe Bryant ripping AAU ball

    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/12114523/kobe-bryant-says-european-players-more-skilled-americans-blames-aau

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  17. Rockin' Todd ParkerJanuary 3, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Jesse Godderz resigned? I thought he left already because TNA wasn't giving him anything to do.

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  18. I don't think I've seen him wrestle but he was awesome on Big Brother. The man was born to play a heel in wrestling.

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  19. So, a normal Orton match on the whole then? ;)

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  20. Congratulations on the honorary BSK membership.

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  21. Rockin' Todd ParkerJanuary 3, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Same here. He wasn't half-bad when I saw him in TNA. He would definitely make a great heel that the audience would turn into a babyface.

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  22. Anderson is terrible, nobody likes him.

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  23. TNA's audience can barely be bothered to turn up, let alone turn wrestlers.

    *self high five*

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  24. Madison isn't the worst knockout and a decent heel. Anderson can fuck off forever.

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  25. I'll say this for Anderson, he gets the little things right. The black gloves in Aces & 8s. The "You shall not pass!" during some cage match. He's a great character. He's also a shit worker. He's perfect to fill out the midcard, but somewhere along the way people got the illusion that he's a genuine star.

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  26. Really? I just assumed he was doing an old baseball announcer echo bit. Like the Lou Gerhig thing...."I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth...earth...earth..." When we were kids we would "announce" ourselves batting that way


    If it was an awa thing, do you think more than three people ever got the reference?

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  27. Have TNA resigned anyone good recently?

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  28. Sheamus could still be rehabbed if they did something to make him stand out, other than Smiling Albino. This company has no problems giving different ethnicities and races the most stereotypical gimmicks, yet they turn an arse kicking Irishman into a bowl of oatmeal.

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  29. Loved repeating my name when I stepped in the batter's box with that yellow wiffle ball bat.
    I think the fans thought it was a goofy thing Anderson was doing that somehow got over. At least that what I think it is.
    And the old fashioned microphone dropping from the ceiling for Anderson to do his own intro? It was more of a 50-70s wrestling thing.

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  30. Night - Honorary BSK MemberJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Thanks! A dream come true!

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  31. Shave his entire head, stop him smiling, and have him kick ass. Everything about his entire look and character is goofy.

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  32. Also, get him a new theme. Not some down-tuned modern rock bullcrap that doesn't fit his personality.

    What I'd like to see is something similar to the APA. Sheamus just hangs out in the back drinking beer and someone comes to him needing a favor.

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  33. Drew is sooo much better now that he's free to work a stiffer style in the indies. I don't understand how the WWE missed on him.

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  34. My local CW affiliate in Phoenix is airing the Cardinal/Panther game later today. That is just bizarre. I think this is the first sporting event that aired on that station since the CW was formed.

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  35. Nice avatar! Did you end up buying it on eBay, too?

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  36. It's because the game airs on ESPN, and since not everyone has cable, a local affiliate will pick the game up.

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  37. The new APA thing is a good shout, actually. Who does he pair up with for that?

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  38. He's Sheamus; he doesn't need a partner!

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  39. Finn Baelor! Or better yet, make Sheamus Finn's WWE Bad Luck Fale.

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  40. Plus nobody likes him because he's a dick and a bully.

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  41. Exactly, although I there'd be serious tweener potential there.

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  42. I didn't know ESPN was airing it; figured they would have Bowl Games on, I've seen the Cards locally on ABC (pre-season), CBS (the Thursday game vs St Louis) and the independent station when they're on Monday night. But this is a bizarre market anyway so I shouldn't be surprised.

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  43. Managers who were a horrible fit for the guys they managed -
    Brother Love & Undertaker
    Slick & Kamala
    Hiro Matusda & Ric Flair
    Jose Lothario & shawn michaels

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  44. Watching some TNA 2014 in prep for the comeback. It's such a collosal waste of time. This is a random episode of Impact and Angle and Joe just put their careers on the line in a nothing tag match against Magnus and EC3. This company is so stupid.

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  45. Yeah, I'm not sure how they determine who gets to pick the game up.

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  46. Can't wait to see Drew vs Ricochet next weekend!

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  47. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Interesting interview with Teddy Long where he talks about racism in wrestling. The stuff on Flair kind of surprised me.

    http://youtu.be/Ijq-DsAUEas

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  48. Give him Bull Dempsey, he's got the beer gut and he's never going to amount to much in singles anyway.

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  49. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Dusty Rhodes and Johnny Weaver
    Sunny and pretty much anyone other than Candido.

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  50. No, it occurred to me that I could just download the pictures and print them off. The originals belong in a museum. I do plan to make t-shirts out of the designs though

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  51. Heyman and axel/cesaro

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  52. They got Aries

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  53. I found it sadder that when TNA tried to repush Joe as a main eventer again they couldn't do it because they did way too much damage to his character previously.

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  54. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    They would have been fine when they gave him the TV title and he defended it every week against mid-carders..you know that thing that got him over in the first place?

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  55. UFC is tonight! I'm taking Cormier over Jones..

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  56. If he's telling the truth, it makes him look bad for taking all of the abuse. If I was black I don't think I'd work for/with anyone that called me a nigger. Even if it meant getting out of wrestling. Flipping burgers would be better than that

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  57. That's good, figured he might be on the chopping block after the whole Hemme-gate thing.

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  58. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    He had a ton of people looking out for him. Besides, you can't give up something you love to do because of some assholes you work with.

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  59. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    I'd give up Hemme before I gave up Aries.

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  60. Quitting to work at McDonalds. Yeah, that'll show 'em.

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  61. GET YOUR GODDAMN HEAD OUT OF ARIES CROTCH, CHRISTY

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  62. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    The "You shall not pass!" line was funny as hell.

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  63. Anyone with a brain would too, but don't forget Dixie's in charge.

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  64. Long told a story in his RF shoot about the Crockett's calling him the n-word while he was on the plane getting a beer so the Rock & Roll Express left the plane with him and drove to their destination.

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  65. Sunny did okay during her "gold digger" phase with the Bodydonnas, Gunns, and Godwinns. (Wait, was she even with the Godwinns at all?)

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  66. As far as I'm concerned, you are the best new poster we had this past year. Doesn't really fit into or produce any more conversation, but I just thought I'd say it.

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  67. Ken Anderson's still getting work. Amazing.

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  68. He can talk but is subpar in the ring.

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  69. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    And now Long is more remembered in wrestling than the Crocketts are today.

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  70. He also said Gary Hart made him a blade to use if anyone fucked with him.

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  71. Besides "Anderson," what else can he say?

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  72. Aww, I'm genuinely touched! Cheers Petuka!

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  73. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    He can be carried by the right wrestler.


    I would have put him at the announce table awhile ago...


    ...or though the announce table. Either one.

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  74. He did a lot of stuff in OVW that was funny. And did some good things with the Aces & Eights stuff.

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  75. It would at least show them that you wouldn't put up with it.

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  76. Here is my review of that shoot

    http://www.rspwfaq.net/2014/11/kayfabe-commentaires-youshoot-interview.html

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  77. He was fine when he first signed with TNA and even at the beginning of last year with his feud with Bully Ray. The problem is, besides that, he's been lost in the shuffle.

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  78. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    There was a match that he got his ass kicked and pinned. While he was laying on the ground he signaled for the mic to come down from the ceiling. He grabbed the mic and just said, "Ow!"


    I laughed for 10 minutes after that.

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  79. Hart's advice on blades, reliance on blades, his belief in blades even during the 2000s, and shaping of blades for others all make me wish I had known him.

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  80. That Sam Shaw feud was uh........fucking horrible. Cant blame that all on him though.

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  81. Yeah that feud was awful.

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  82. Mitch, The GodfatherJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    JR: "A lot of things have gone through Scott Hall's mind that he can't even remember.


    King: "A lot of things went through the Rattlesnake's mind tonight and one of them was a wrench."

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  83. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    This is why they need the TV belt back. He would have made a good challenger for a secondary title.

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  84. I'd love a TV title back. They could use it for weekly title defenses on Impact or even a bonus match on the Unlocked edition of Impact that airs on Saturday mornings.

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  85. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    I always mention how Shaw looked like one of the agents from the Matrix. I was waiting for him to say, "Goodbye....Mr. Anderson."

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  86. I dont think he is as horrible as everyone else in this thread but no way is he a Main Event talent. He has a place in the middle of the card.

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  87. That is probably the WON Worst Feud of the Year winner

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  88. If you haven't seen/heard his shoot interviews you should. They're my all time favorite. You learn a lot about how wrestling really worked in the territory days.

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  89. The Fantastics shoot won the poll by two votes over PG-13.

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  90. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Now I think of Gary Hart as one of those blacksmiths in a medieval movie.

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  91. My recap of his RF Video shoot

    http://www.rspwfaq.net/2014/05/rf-video-shoot-interview-with-gary-hart.html

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  92. And a last name!

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  93. Poor Jamie Dundee.

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  94. I disagree. His only talking emotion is extremely obnoxious heel with his cadence. He sucks sucks sucks. WWE really dodged a bullet due to his stupidity.

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  95. He's said in the past that he really lucked out by growing up in Italy and avoiding all of the AAU stuff. He's definitely not wrong about their practices.

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  96. I liked him in WWE here and there and at times in TNA but I think he's gone as far as he's going,

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  97. Every time I see those Jones/Cormier ads I can't help but scream "WORK!" All we need is crooked managers and chairshots.

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  98. As I'm sure others have stated at this point, Sheamus needs the time off and needs to be repackaged, so it's probably a good thing that he's getting time off.

    Everyone here seems to agree that he's a hell of a wrestler and played a damn good bully. The crowd responses for him (and the continuation of his Cena-lite character) over the last year have been tepid. It seems pretty clear what to do with him.

    Vince: Can we make him MORE Irish and jovial?

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  99. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Pair him with Fit Finlay and do an Ivan/Nikita Koloff type deal.

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  100. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    No. Do the APA gimmick with Big E Langston and Henry.


    Side note: If any wrestler should be a mercenary, it should be Big Show. It would explain all of his face/heel turns.

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  101. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    He's right. Euro players are more fundamentally sound.

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  102. I hope they don't hug and say "we were just trying to sell the fight" like UFC "blood feuds" usually end up. I want the loser to deck the winner with a wooden stool during the post-fight interviews.

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  103. Started 1987 on my watch through on the network. Sucks that they have nothing there that shows the Andre turn.

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  104. I loved when Rousey refused to shake hands after the Miesha fight. It's still real to her, at least.

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  105. They rarely change anyone these days though. I reckon they'll probably want to keep him face because all the kids round on this damned sceptered isle love him.

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  106. Are you going to be there? If so, I hate you.

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  107. Theberzerker! HUSS!January 3, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Yeah, I read this sensible, thought-out comment and all I could think was "Or he's just a surprise Rumble entrant & feuds with Russev for a month."

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  108. Night - Honorary BSK MemberJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Why exactly did he get fired? Like, yeah, he messed up with Orton but guys make mistakes and are still employed at WWE. But Anderson seems black-balled for life.

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  109. I was tempted to buy them after you pointed them out because they definitely need framed and put up somewhere. They're some of the most deranged genius I've ever seen.

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  110. I fell asleep watching Hulu Plus last night and have woken up to 2008ish ECW playing based on my preferences/related videos leading Hulu there.

    I know the majority of people here would disagree based on the quality of WWECW, but I think it's more rewatchable than the original ECW. Other than the disappointing transition process in late 2006 to mid 2007, it felt a lot like the current NXT product.

    And is there anyone (besides Tommy Dreamer) more delusional about the original ECW than Joey Styles? The guy always talks about how he should have never returned to announcing with WWE, but he was actually better with the WWE filter and guidance (like RVD). And the ECW Exposed stuff he did on the network...smh. They had a 2-3 minute clip devoted to the humor of ECW where Styles proclaimed how it was legitimately funny, unlike WWE stuff. I couldn't even muster a chuckle or half-smile when they played the clip. The lesson, as always, is that ECW has not aged well.

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  111. Oh my fucking god Dino Bravo with black hair what in the actual fuck

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  112. Man, waking up at 9:50 that was horrible and terrible and boy the people on the east coast sure are lucky they don't have to wake up at this imminently reasonable time to watch football.



    Or something.

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  113. Theberzerker! HUSS!January 3, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    I don't think he's blackballed so much as they just don't see any worth in him, partly b/c of Orton but also b/c he's injury prone. Hell, I think if Barrett goes down one more time within the next year he's gonna get cut too. They only tolerate but so many hospital trips.

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  114. Night - Honorary BSK MemberJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    For a little bit. Just as a way to transition to the Gunns.

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  115. Night - Honorary BSK MemberJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    Faarooq and Sunny was such a terrible pairing.

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  116. ECW more and more every day becomes this very aged product that thinks far too much of itself.

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  117. He had the black hair for the first ten years or so of his career. Guess Vince 'updated' his look with the blond when Bravo returned in the late 80s.

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  118. I'm at a D-league game. I feel I'm being punished

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  119. Couldn't disagree more. WWECW was bland, generic, safe wrestling show that offered nothing. Original ECW literally changed the business.

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  120. Night - Honorary BSK MemberJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    I think there's more to the story, though. Around the time of his firing, Meltzer reported that WWE officials were told to not even answer Anderson's phone calls, which they don't do unless you fucked up beyond belief.

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  121. Dr Facts HallenbeckJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Give me a Sheamus and Wade Brett European bas ass like tag team with Regal as the manager.

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  122. Johnny V was before my time so it's been awesome discovering him on the network. Dude was hilarious.

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  123. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Was he defending the WWF Canadian title?

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  124. As someone with no ECW nostalgia, I enjoy most of the PPVs and matches. But, I pass on most of the stories and the humor they did then. maybe it worked at the time, but it really hasn't aged well.

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  125. I don't find Bully Ray a very believable heel. The last show I watched he tried to set his opponent on fire, and this week he's told Anderson he wants to piledrive his children. He's like one of the lamest "omg i am like so shocking?" heels I've ever seen.

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  126. Dr Facts HallenbeckJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Why are they showing a playoff game on ESPN?

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  127. ESPN gets a playoff game now as part of their new deal

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  128. WWECW with Christian, Swagger, Ryder, Regal, et al. was essentially the first season of NXT.

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  129. ESPN is the eater of worlds.

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  130. I think things that ARE cutting edge possibly tend to age worse than stuff that's just bland.

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  131. I wish CBS and NBC did every game.

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  132. Kudos for saying European and not British and thus not needing a geographical slapdown.

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  133. I've enjoyed what little of Regal's work I've seen on NXT, but I wish they would find a spot for him on the main shows. Managing those two as a team would be good, and probably the best use of a guy like Sheamus at this point, but every night I pray to the ghost of Andre the Giant that they would just shitcan Lawler & Bradshaw and make the main commentary team Cole & Regal. I know they're never getting rid of Michael Cole until they have to for whatever reason, so I think Regal would be the perfect foil... telling him to shut the fuck up, but doing it all polite & English.

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  134. I believe he hurt Cena, Orton, Shawn (maybe Taker, too), and himself within six months. It was an Ahmed Johnson like botch-page.

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  135. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    ARGH! Why won't my Wii U connect to the Interwebz?

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  136. Watching Savage vs Sammartino. Am I the only one who wanted to see Hogan vs Sammartino. Bet it would have been interesting.

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  137. Oh for sure, they certainly had their moment, but that's all it was a moment.

    Really the company should've died two years before it did if it wanted to have some hilarious "legacy" attached to it.

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  138. 15 Superstars to Watch in 2015! Just kidding, more Cena, Orton and Reigns.

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  139. Would've really enjoyed that.

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  140. Getting excited for Wrestle Kingdom. Anyone else here watching?

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  141. Me, but not live. No way I am watching a PPV at 2 am.

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  142. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Never mind. I'm an idiot.

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  143. Is it Sunday morning UK time? How are you watching it in the end?

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  144. I liked when he pulled a knife on Sting.

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  145. Colt's tweet about it was hysterical. I wanna watch it just to find out how much money he has to donate to charity.

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  146. Really? Oh man. TNA's nuts.

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  147. This hardly addresses the point I was making. You just mentioned how it was viewed at the time--original ECW was innovative. It still has not aged well with shit storylines and humor. They're just fortunate they had guys like Raven, Pillman, Foley, and Austin to cut the promos that they did.

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  148. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    OH COME THE FUCK ON!!!!!

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  149. I like the argument made in the article about worth. I think for better or for worse, Punk WILL be a draw for that first fight. And if Punk brings in some WWE fans to the...dare I say, "real" product it will be more than worth it.

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  150. In most cases, I'm voting based on quality of the reign, quality of the booking involved, and quality of work inside the span of the title reign (this is least important to me). When it comes to stuff like Rico/Rikshi or Deuce and Domino... you just bury your head in your arms and call it a night.

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  151. That's a horrible thing to say.

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  152. 1995 was a bad year lol. If I recall, that Vader-Sting-Bossman 3-way had some odd rules, where it was basically a couple of single matches cobbled together through a flip of a coin. I didn't watch ECW, but any time WCW tried this (the tag title match at a Bash at the Beach, the Starrcade '95 Semi-Main) it just fell flat and without structure. Probably a good thing WWF didn't run with the concept yet.

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  153. Divorced from reality...the second round tournament match up that has Tony Atlas, Rocky Johnson, Ric Flair and Roddy Piper in it sounds like a lot of star power...

    Put 'em all on CPU control and watch 'em in a fatal fourway, says I!

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  154. Eh, he wasn't a total slug. When motivated and with the right opponent he's not too bad

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  155. Actually, not a bad little match with a pretty fast pace to it. Usual 80's/90's TV tag clusterfuck ending though.

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  156. Barbarian should have just yelled "PANCAKE" out loud to signal that the move was changing... and if anyone questioned him about it afterward... well... let's be honest, no-one was going to do that.

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  157. The first four corner match I vaguely remember seeing was on WCW TV and I think it was with some of the TV title circuit at the time of like Z-man and such. It was a tag-in-and-out format and I think with eliminations. It blew my little mind and was one of the coolest things I had ever seen at the time.

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  158. Didn't he hate the SST though?

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  159. Will Punk try to tap people with the Anaconda Vice? Does that move even hurt for real?

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  160. Pretty sure that's irrelevant.

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  161. The anaconda vice is a form of an arm triangle (and not a very good one), which is a blood choke. It doesn't hurt, it just forces unconsciousness. The version he did towards the end of his WWE run had people sell the arm for some reason which was silly but whatever, suspend disbelief and all that.


    The version he did years ago was a little bit closer to a standard arm triangle which is a very effective hold but it's more of a strength move. It's not that smaller men can't do it, but like an americana it's one of those things that has the effectiveness increase exponentially as your arm strength increases. For reference, Brock used an arm triangle to finish off Carwin and (re)unify the UFC title. His technique wasn't perfect and Carwin was defending it decently but it's Brock Lesnar squeezing on your head and neck which is rather unpleasant no matter what technique you're using.



    So I took a whole lot of words to say that even if he does a Gracie-approved version of an arm triangle it probably won't work because he'll have a strength advantage over literally nobody he faces in MMA.

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  162. Dana already said that they would give Punk a fight with a guy who either has no record or one fight. They aren't throwing him in against top guys like they did with BROCK.


    For what it's worth, UFC veteran fighter Cole Miller (an outstanding JJ practitioner) is saying that he's trained with Punk before, and Punk will surprise a lot of people.

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  163. There's so much wrong with this....

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  164. CruelConnectionNumber2January 3, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Finals: The Hart Foundation vs The Shield

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  165. D'Lo nearly Drozbombed Jeff Jarrett or someone at that Summerslam, too. A really horrifying preview to what his loosey-goosey application of that move would result in.

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  166. A MAIN EVENT IN ANY ARENA IN THE COUNTRY!

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  167. They should bring in the Green Ranger to fight CM Punk. Neither of them are elite UFC material, but both would draw a big buyrate. And if one of them beats the other decisively, they can get another big buyrate when the winner of the fight gets destroyed by a big name UFC talent.

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  168. I'm happy you actually read my article instead of suggesting that Punk should get his arms broken and a skull fracture like that weirdo up there

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